STEM is for students who are planning to study Pure and Applied Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics in college.
STEM students are presumed to be more literate in science and, therefore, capable of tackling more advanced science subjects.
STEM students then take the following Specialized Subjects:
General Biology 1 & 2
General Physics 1 & 2
General Chemistry 1 & 2
Work Immersion / Research / Career Advocacy / Culminating Activity
The teaching of calculus in SHS is a simple illustration of the reason the old (that is, current) General Education Curriculum (GEC) subjects are no longer relevant to university students.